is proud to release a monumental upgrade to it’s flagship
product, eShox.

Shaped by customer input, eShox 3 delivers the power of solutions costing
thousands of dollars in a package priced for small business. Primarily
designed for Mac OS X, eShox 3 enables Mac users to access functionality
previously unavailable on their favorite platform. Without the hassles of
running non-server applications such as FileMaker Pro (while still enabling
the use of such applications), eShox 3 allows administrators to focus on
their core business. eShox 3’s automated, trouble-free installation brings
the power, performance and reliability of PHP and MySQL to the

New in eShox 3:

– Support for Apache, Tenon iTools and now 4D WebSTAR V web servers.
– Multi-user administration with multiple user levels.
– Support for manufacturer logins for order processing.
– Real-time statistics of store revenue with cost and profit breakdowns as
pie and line graphs.
– Unlimited pricing and cost levels for products.
– Support for FedEx, UPS and Airborne tracking numbers.
– Support for customer input fields for customizable products (such as
custom T-shirts or watches).
– Customer preview of customizable products products prior to purchase.
– Support for stealth products (hidden products).

– Elegant new user interface with customizable shop design.
– One-button dynamic sorting of product and category records.
– Product and Category Import / Export with field mapping and preview
for data accuracy.
– XML export of customer order data.
– Backup / Restore functions for archiving of store database.

– Performance gains over previous versions of 30% or better.
– Includes installer for PHP 4.3.2 with Zend Optimizer and MySQL 4.0.14.
– Zend Encoded for optimal performance on Zend Optimized servers.
– Includes the eShox OS (, a GPL, open source
code eCommerce library derived from the osCommerce project.
– Encoding of admin user passwords for increased security.
– Redundant Email connectivity via support for backup mail servers.

– Additional languages: Brazilian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish.
– Additional payment options: CardService Linkpoint, eWay (AU), Moneris,
USA ePay, Verisign PayFlow Link and WorldPay Select.

New Pricing: $299 with annual, $99 fixed-cost license renewal which
includes free support and updates.
$499 for unlimited-time license with free upgrades and
support indefinitely.
Pricing for version 2 to eShox 3 upgrades: $99.

Availability: eShox 3 is available directly from and from many
authorized resellers, including: Dr. Bott (, Tenon
( and MadMacs ( A boxed
version is available exclusively from Dr. Bott (

eShox 3 Product Literature:

eShox3 is the most complete PHP Ecommerce solution available. With
installation taking less than 15 minutes, you’ll have your shop ready in
about the time it takes to open a storefront for a business day. No
programming, no special hardware or software required.

Web Server Compatibility
eShox uses highly reliable UNIX technologies for maximum performance and
reliability; is fully compatible with WebSTAR V and Apache Web server
software; and can be hosted on virtually any server capable of running PHP
and MySQL.

Simple, Elegant Design
eShox includes multiple pre-built interface button themes, available in all
supported languages. eShox’s interface designer provides the capability to
create a unique look for any store. HTML templates are included and may be
edited with virtually any HTML editor, including Adobe GoLive and
Macromedia Dreamweaver. eShox’s interface is designed to be non-intrusive
for maximum customization.

Multi-user Administration
Web-based administration from any Web browser. Web administration allows
multiple administrators to set preferences, administer products, update
order statuses, modify customer information, view statistics and print
invoices. Each eShox Admin user can be set with varying levels of access.
Each Manufacturer may login and see only orders that pertain to them.

Real-time Statistics
eShox provides complete, real-time statistics in the forms of line graphs
and pie charts: who’s buying what; where they are coming from (by site and
by region); and what your profits and costs are. There are over 12 unique
breakdowns of store statistics, all of which are dynamically updated.

Database Exchange
eShox provides complete data import and export capability for integration
with FileMaker Pro and other applications with flat-file database
compatibility. This allows store administrators to transfer customer and
product information between eShox and many other applications. eShox also
includes full backup and restore functions.

Shipping Features
eShox provides real-time quotes for International, Overnight, Two-day,
Three-day, and Ground shipping via United States Postal Service (USPS),
FedEx, UPS, Airborne (US shops) and Canada Post (Canadian shops). Other
shipping options include: Flat Rate (flat rate per order), Per Item (flat
rate per item) and Table Rate (based on weight or price). Insurance and
packaging weight can be defined and are used in shipping rate calculations.

Payment Processing
eShox includes support for an array of real-time payment gateways:, Bank of America eStores, euroConex Clikpay, Moneris eSelect
Plus, NOCHEX, PayPal, PSiGate, SECPay, USA ePay, Verisign Payflow Link and
WorldPay Select Junior. Payment gateways allow for the payment to be
processed automatically when the customer completes an order. Multiple
payment methods can be enabled simultaneously to allow the customer to
choose their preferred method.

Support for multiple currencies, regional tax rates and product-specific
tax rates. Store is available in user-selected languages; eShox3 supports
Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Spanish and Swedish.

eShox3 Technical Information & Licensing


* Based on open-source, eShox OS foundation.
* Built with high performance PHP scripting language.
* Stable, fast UNIX-based MySQL database engine.


* Web-based administration for remote access.
* Support for multiple admin user levels.
* Easy to use interface, no programming or UNIX knowledge required.
* Built-in, searchable help system.
* Support for multiple brands/affiliates.


* Email order status updates and confirmation.
* Customer login with account history and order status.
* Automated password retrieval for lost passwords.

Products and Categories

* Support for simple single-category product hierarchy.
* Support for multi-level product hierarchy with unlimited category and
sub-category trees.
* Search support for finding products by name, description and price.
* Support for customizable and downloadable products.
* Support for dynamic sorting of categories and products.
* Support for stealth (hidden) products.

Music Features

* Link products to album and artist information.
* Include artist biography, image and tour dates.
* Add sample tracks in MP3, AC3, RealPlayer, QuickTime and Windows Media
Player formats.

User Interface

* Multiple pre-built button themes.
* Interface designer for creating a unique look.

Database Management

* Full backup and restore of database.
* Sequential XML Export of multiple order’s data.
* Import and export of product, category and customer data in tab-delimited

Invoicing and Messaging

* Printable invoices, purchase orders and packing slips.
* HTML-based Email messaging.

Geographical Support

* Support for multiple languages:

Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese (simplified and traditional)
English (US and UK)
Mexican Spanish

* Support for multiple currencies with one-click dynamic updates.
* Support for regional and product-specific tax rates.
Real-time Statistics

* Real-time, dynamic statistics of:

Top Products (pie graph)
Top Affiliates (pie graph)
Top Customers (pie graph)
Top Manufacturers (pie graph)
Top Referral Sites (pie graph)
Top Countries (pie graph)
World Regions (world chart)
Order Status (pie graph)
Historical (line graphs)

* Breakdown of costs, revenue and profits.

Payment Options

* Support for multiple, simultaneous real-time payment gateways:
CardService LinkPoint
Bank of America eStores
eWay (Australia)
euroConex ClikPay (Europe)
Moneris eSelect (Canada)
Ogone (Europe)
USA ePay
Verisign Payflow Link
WorldPay Select Junior (Europe)

* Offline support for credit cards (with number verification).
* Support for COD, checks and money orders.

Shipping Options

* Support for multiple, simultaneous shipping carriers with real-time quotes:

USPS Domestic and International.
FedEx Domestic and International.
UPS Domestic and International.
Airborne Domestic and International.
Canada Post (domestic Canadian shipping)

* Flat rate per order and per item support.
* Table rate support (based on weight).
* Support for insurance and handling fees.


eShox3 Licenses on a per-store, per-year basis:

eShox3 One-year License: $299
eShox3 One-year License Renewal: $99
eShox3 One-year Additional License: $199
eShox3 One-year Additional License Renewal: $66

eShox3 Licenses on a per-store, unlimited-time basis:

eShox3 Unlimited License: $499
eShox3 Unlimited Additional License: $349

eShox License Upgrades:

eShox 1.x or 2.x to eShox3 License Upgrade: $99
eShox3 to eShox3 Unlimited License Upgrade: $199